Chili, anyone?

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For some great chili, stop by this Port Clinton, Pa. restaurant and try an award winning “bowl of red” mixed up by its creator, Christine Elliot. Read on here.

Teachers strike an emotional chord with students

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Playing an instrument challenges the brain, engaging the visual, motor and auditory systems as the musician reads notes and moves his or her hands and body to perform while listening to the sounds. Learning to play an instrument allows hidden talents to sing. Read more here

Trisomy 21 Translational Research Parity Act Introduced in Congress

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Importance for Down Syndrome Biomedical Research and New Opportunities On September 25, 2009, the Trisomy 21 Translational Research Parity Act of 2009, or the “21 Act” (H.R. 3656) was introduced in the US House of Representatives by Representatives Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA), Patrick Kennedy (D-RI), and Pete Sessions (R-TX).  A companion bill (S. 1762) was …

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Boosting Transmitter Can Reduce Cognitive Dysfunction in Mouse Model of Down Syndrome

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Boosting a neurotransmitter called norepinephrine in sufferers of Down Syndrome could help reverse the condition, which is the most common cause of mental retardation in children, a study showed… “If you intervene early enough, you will be able to help kids with Down Syndrome to collect and modulate information,” said Ahmad Salehi, the lead author …

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Realizing a Dream

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Many individuals with Down syndrome are actively involved in education, the workforce, athletics, the arts and other aspects of their communities. Here is an inspirational story about a Massachusetts woman who opened her own bakery shop, encouraging others that, when it comes to achieving goals, there are “no ceilings.” Read the full article here.